homing


homing
The technique whereby a mobile station directs itself, or is directed, towards a source of primary or reflected energy, or to a specified point.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Homing — is the process of determining the location of the source of a transmission. A beacon that transmits a signal for the purpose of being homed is called a homing beacon or, simply, a homer. See also distress radiobeacon.More specifically, it may… …   Wikipedia

  • Homing — Hom ing (h[=o]m [i^]ng), p. a. Home returning; used specifically of carrier pigeons. [1913 Webster] {Homing pigeon}, any pigeon trained to return home from a distance. Also called {carrier pigeon}. Most are bred from the domestic pigeon {Columba… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homing — bezeichnet: Homing (Luftfahrt), funknavigatorisches Zielanflugverfahren in der Luftfahrt Homing (Biologie), Rückkehr immunkompetenter Immunzellen in der Immunologie Homing (Lebensart), Lebensart mit dem eigenen Zuhause als sozialem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • homing — [ omiŋ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1954, Larousse mensuel; mot angl., p. prés. de to home, de home. → Home. ❖ ♦ Anglic. Techn. Navigation maritime ou aérienne effectuée en se dirigeant sur un radiophare. Équivalent franç. : radioralliement. || « Téléphone sous… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • homing — action of going home, 1765, in reference to pigeons, from prp. of HOME (Cf. home) (v.). Homing pigeon attested by 1868 …   Etymology dictionary

  • homing — homing. См. хоминг. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • homing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a pigeon or other animal) able to return home from a great distance. 2) (of a weapon) able to find and hit a target electronically …   English terms dictionary

  • homing — [hōm′iŋ] adj. 1. going home; homeward bound 2. having to do with guidance to a goal, target, etc …   English World dictionary

  • homing — /hoh ming/, adj. 1. capable of returning home, usually over a great distance: We saw the homing birds at dusk. 2. guiding or directing homeward or to a destination, esp. by mechanical means: the homing instinct; a homing beacon. [1860 65; HOME +… …   Universalium

  • homing — [[t]ho͟ʊmɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A weapon or piece of equipment that has a homing system is able to guide itself to a target or to give out a signal that guides people to it. ...infra red homing missiles... All the royal cars are fitted with… …   English dictionary

  • homing — hom|ing [ houmıŋ ] adjective used for describing equipment that is able to find a particular place or object homing instinct if an animal or bird has a homing instinct, it is able to find its way home across long distances …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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